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Apex Legends: Octane inspired by record-setting Titanfall 2 speedrunner

Respawn Entertainment introduced a new character named Octane to Apex Legends this week, and sharp-eyed fans noticed that the inspiration for the character’s backstory came from the Titanfall 2 speedrunning community. A player who goes by Cash Mayo currently holds the world record for running the Gauntlet in Titanfall 2 in exactly 12 seconds, a…

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Eve Online’s 10,000-player deathmatch should fail spectacularly, ensuring its future

Eve Online, the famously complex spacefaring MMO, is buckling under the weight of its own set-piece battles. The only way forward, CCP Games CEO Hilmar Pétursson told Polygon, is to replace the infrastructure that underlies the entire game. Step one comes in the form of an ambitious tech demo featuring a massive 10,000-player deathmatch. Whether…

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Nintendo Nindies Showcase Spring 2019: date, start time, how to stream

Nintendo will broadcast a new Nindies Showcase, a livestream highlighting new indie games coming to the Switch, to coincide with the annual Game Developers Conference on Wednesday, March 20. Today’s stream promises approximately 30 minutes of new information on Nintendo Switch games from independent developers. The spring 2019 Nindies Showcase will kick off at 9…

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Konami reveals Castlevania, Contra, and arcade anniversary collections

Konami will release three Anniversary Collection compilations in 2019 based on the company’s Castlevania franchise, Contra franchise, and its early arcade games. The Konami Anniversary Collections are timed with the company’s 50th anniversary, and will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC via Steam, and Xbox One. The first Anniversary Collection will compile…

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Red Dead Online’s next update adds more story, world events, and anti-griefing

Red Dead Online’s beta continues apace, with the last patch adding new showdown modes and a law and order system. While individual parts of the patch were fun, like the Spoils of War game mode, the update didn’t solve the main problems of the open world; namely, a lack of content and a surplus of…

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Google Stadia’s website has a Konami code easter egg

At the 2019 Game Developer’s Conference, Google announced their new platform, Stadia. After the announcement, fans took less than an hour to find a Konami code Easter egg on Stadia’s website. If you go to Stadia’s website, and punch in the Konami code on your keyboard (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b,…

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4 big questions we still have about Google’s Stadia

Google Stadia, a streaming service that lets players enjoy modern games on low-end devices, is a play for the future of video game entertainment. Imagine a world where your gaming experiences aren’t restricted by your hardware; a world where you can hop straight into a game just by clicking a link. It sounds almost too…

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Castle Crashers Remastered coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4

The Behemoth’s Castle Crashers is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this summer as Castle Crashers Remastered, the developer announced today. The Behemoth first released Castle Crashers Remastered on Xbox One in 2015. The remastered version of the beloved beat-’em-up features five times the texture resolution as the original and 60 fps gameplay. All…

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Google announces new first-party game studio, led by Jade Raymond

Google is building its own in-house studio to make original games for its new streaming platform, Stadia. Named Stadia Games and Entertainment, the new studio will be led by Jade Raymond, the former Ubisoft and Electronic Arts executive. Raymond said that Google’s first party will “reimagine the new generation of games” and “will also be…

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Google Stadia ‘Crowd Play’ lets streamers play games with their viewers

At this year’s Game Developers Conference on Tuesday, Google announced Stadia, a new platform designed to stream games. As part of Stadia, Google revealed a YouTube feature called Crowd Play. Head of gaming at YouTube Ryan Wyatt showed off the feature, which’ll allow viewers to queue up and play with their favorite streamers. Wyatt gave…

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